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Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

Mercedes denies claims its self-driving cars will prioritize own occupants over other road users

Self-driving cars have the potential to bring substantial societal benefits, the primary one being improved safety. The thinking is that by replacing the human with a computer, the number of accidents could be dramatically reduced. This is based on results of studies that show the majority of... read more

October 18, 2016 by
 
WAVE electric-car parade in Stuttgart, Germany.

Ban on gas and diesel cars gains momentum in Germany

The sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars in Germany may end up being prohibited as early as 2030, if guidelines set out in a resolution passed by the German upper house... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Territory, Falcon and Falcon Ute

Ford shuts Australian plant, ending Falcon and Territory production

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] in 1925 became the first major automaker to start car production in Australia. On Friday, the Blue Oval shut its Australian car plant, located... read more October 7, 2016 by


 
Fisker Inc.

Henrik Fisker revives Fisker brand for electric car startup

Fisker is dead. Long live Fisker. Danish designer Henrik Fisker’s previous car company Fisker Automotive may have flopped, but that hasn’t stopped the serial... read more October 4, 2016 by


 
Ford Bronco concept, 2004 Detroit Auto Show

Trump attack on Ford spurs UAW boss to confirm Bronco is official

Sometimes all it takes to learn a juicy bit of product news is a little bit of controversy. In response to Donald Trump's attack on Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] for moving... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Lotus Exige Sport 350

Lotus could be up for grabs in sale of unprofitable parent Proton

Ownership of Lotus could soon change hands if the sale of its unprofitable parent company Proton goes ahead. A controlling stake in Proton was bought by DRB-Hicom in 2012 for... read more September 26, 2016 by


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Vehicle

Regulators take major step towards implementation of autonomous cars

There remain two main barriers to the wide-scale introduction of autonomous cars: technological and regulatory. While the automakers and tech firms continue to make rapid... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
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Report: Apple in talks to buy McLaren, possible full takeover

Apple [NSDQ:AAPL] has approached McLaren Technology Group over a potential sale of part or all of the company, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The deal could be... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
Lyft

Private car ownership a thing of the past by 2025, predicts Lyft boss

Lyft President and co-founder John Zimmer says a majority of hailed rides will be in autonomous cars, as soon as 2021. Zimmer made the prediction in a manifesto of sorts... read more September 19, 2016 by


 
Divergent 3D-printed metal parts

America’s Divergent helping bring 3D-printed metal parts to cars

Divergent 3D, the company that in 2015 unveiled what it claimed to be a 3D-printed supercar, has partnered with French auto giant PSA Group to introduce 3D-printed metal... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
Teaser for seventh-generation BMW 5-Series

BMW to outsource some 5-Series production to Magna Steyr

BMW is gearing up for the start of production of its seventh-generation 5-Series. Already spied extensively in prototype form, the new sedan and wagon adopt the carbon... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
Site of Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales

Aston Martin starts hiring for SUV

Aston Martin’s new plant in St Athan, Wales will be up and running in 2020. The automaker will initially use the plant to build an SUV and later add production of two... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
PSA Peugeot Citroën logo

Maker of Peugeot and Citroën cars confirms LA car-sharing service

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares on Monday confirmed the French auto giant will launch a car-sharing service in Los Angeles and possibly more cities in the United States. PSA... read more September 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Formula One Australian Grand Prix

America’s Liberty Media finalizes $8 billion deal to buy F1

Huge changes are taking place behind the scenes in Formula One. American media giant Liberty Media on Wednesday finalized a deal to wrest control of the commercial aspects of... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
Ferrari at the 2016 Formula One British Grand Prix

Control of F1 poised to be sold to America’s Liberty Media

American media giant Liberty Media is reportedly close to completing a deal to wrest control of the commercial aspects of Formula One. Citing people familiar with the matter... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
Techrules AT96 TREV prototype

Italdesign founder to help shape China’s Techrules supercar

At March’s 2016 Geneva auto show, a Chinese firm by the name of Techrules rolled out a supercar concept driven by an extended-range electric powertrain where the... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
 

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